Genesee & Wyoming Canada (GWC) will cease operating Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) in early 2020 after failing to secure sufficient capital investment from the Ontario provincial and Canadian federal governments to keep the 172-mile line in northern Ontario open.
R. J. Corman Switching Company, LLC was awarded a contract to be the switching and transloading provider for the 137-acre multi-modal Hempstead Logistics Park owned by McAlister Assets and operated by RCR Rail Co. The Union Pacific-served logistics park is in Hempstead, Texas, approximately 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.
Governor John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) joined Encore Rail Systems to tour its headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., to speak with company leaders, employees and rail industry representatives about transportation infrastructure, the short line tax credit and economic initiatives to create jobs in Colorado. REMSA coordinated the event.
Congressman Greg Pence (R-Indiana) joined the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and its member Midwest Mole to tour the latter’s headquarters in Greenfield, Ind.
WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE: Prepare for the oldest lawfully established permanent floating craps game in America—national wage, benefits and work rules negotiations between most Class I freight railroads and their labor unions.
As you read this market view, the planning for year 2020 railroad capital work is well under way.
Genevieve Carnes, Railway Alert Network Manager for the Association of American Railroads (AAR), has been named the winner of the 2019 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship by the League of Railway Women (LRW).
As exemplified by Yogi Berra, the continuing incidence of vehicles violating grade crossings and causing accidents has been easily explained over the years by DOT, FHA, FRA and trucking/bus firms as “we made too many mistakes.”
RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: The SpikeEase from Focused Technology Solutions provides a quick, safe way to remove cut spikes from railroad ties. President Peter Bartek demonstrates how the lightweight, battery-powered tool works to Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Local supplier Robolube hosted demonstrations of its advanced gauge face lubricator system at BNSF’s Northtown Yard outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis. The system “offers complete wheel lubrication coverage and no waste, eliminating potential environmental contamination,” the company said.